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Key Lime · Chestnut · Cacao
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Mild acidity and fresh key lime greet you on the first sip. The body is rich and nutty—all encapsulated in a structured finish—creating balance with each drop.
Jose Alvarado is great for those who enjoyed Santa Rosa a couple of years ago and want something delicious on a batch brew or by-the-cup servings.
Jose Elandio Alvarado Abarca
Years of Purchase
Key Lime, Chestnut, Cacao
Coffee: 40 grams
Water: 560 grams
Total brew time: 4:00 minutes
Eponymous home to the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, Chirripo is historically not a specialty coffee-growing region. This territory is one of the least traveled coffee sectors in Costa Rica with its rocky slopes and “end of the road” feel.
Jose Eladio Alvarado Abarca inherited his 19-hectare farm El Higueron from his grandfather in 2010, just in time for Costa Rica’s micro-mill revolution. Jose began seeing coffee prices drop so low that he could no longer appropriately tend to his farm and meet the growing demand for higher quality. In 2014 Jose and his wife Annie opened their mill, Imperio Rojo. This investment brought down their cost of production and assisted in improving their coffee’s quality. With gaining profits over the past six years, Imperio Rojo has invested in a dry mill and raised beds, allowing for consistent quality and opportunities for future experimentations.
Good coffee as always. Would personally prefer a lighter roast though. It doesn’t look like your website indicates light v dark roasts? Or did I just not see it...
First time ordering from Verve and the Jose Alvarado did not disappoint! My wife (not a frequent coffee drinker) even commented on the aroma while I was brewing it for the first time and asked me to make her a cup.
Fresh and delicious! Perfect morning cup.
Just ordered more. Thanks
Bright flavors and smooth finish. No bitterness here.
A very balanced coffee. I like the toffee undertones but this coffee also has a good acidity as well.
Love it. Will order again